Kisumu is kind of magical.

Every morning I wake up to the sun beaming down on a garden full of chirping birds.

veranda

I also catch beautiful sunsets over Lake Victoria.

sunset

It’s a very charming place.

I got my wisdom teeth removed recently. It was a remarkably painless procedure.

wisdom teeth

Harry has been super supportive, by making me smoothies and making sure I take my pills.

pills and smoothies

This is to help my future self.

Sometimes startx won’t load after updating Debian. I’ll often get no error messages in the logs, or the unhelpful message failed to set IOPL for I/O (which is a red herring). There are many reasons why startx might fail, so this issue is particularly difficult to search for.

I usually ask Harry for help.

Here’s what we did this time:

  1. Boot into recovery mode
  2. sudo tasksel
  3. reinstall Gnome

Maybe this will help me next time.